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Valoteos Marbles, taustalla seinään heijastettu valoruno. Image Jiri Halttunen
City of Light 2024 call of artworks will open 3.2.


The traditional call for works for the annual City of Light festival will be published as part of national Day of Light celebration 3.2.2024. The call is open to all artists and artist groups in Finland and abroad. Artists can propose light artwork of different sizes and styles as part of the light festival, which will be held September 26th to 28th. The call for works is open from February 3rd to March 17th. Artist selections will be made in the spring, and all applicants will be contacted by June 17th.

City of Light 2024 Application form

As a new part of the call for works, city of Jyväskylä is also launching a call for residency artists. The city is looking for two light artists to become acquainted with the city for the month of September and to produce site-specific, possibly community-engaging light art as part of the light festival during their residency. Artists are offered a free accommodation and travel costs, and max 3000 euros for materials, rental luminaires and other costs to build the artwork. 

The selected artists can utilize Jyväskylä's history, areas, community, and other inspiring qualities in their work. One domestic and one foreign artist will be selected from the incoming applications.

Light art residency application form


Contacts / questions: 

Jani Ruotsalainen
City of Light Coordinator
Tel. +358 400 642 364